Tips on How to Successfully Fundraise in the U.S.

Tips on How to Successfully Fundraise in the U.S.

For many startups, the U.S. is the place for the big money. The majority of the largest venture capital firms are indeed based in the U.S., and funding rounds tend to be bigger. But U.S. dollars don’t grow on trees and accessing this money isn’t easy. Especially for a...
How to Work Seamlessly Across Time Zones

How to Work Seamlessly Across Time Zones

“Our call needs to be coordinated across PDT, CDT, EDT, GMT, CET, UCT, JST.” Impossible? No. A challenge? For sure. Working with an international team comes with its fair share of challenges. Projects, meetings, and events all require a bit more flexibility, effort,...
Why Every Startup Needs a Diverse Hiring Strategy

Why Every Startup Needs a Diverse Hiring Strategy

Have you ever interviewed someone and in the first five minutes you’ve made an assessment of whether you could connect with this person? Or shortlisted a candidate that listed a hobby that you’re really passionate about, like hiking or yoga? You’re not alone. Bias...
What Does it Take to Scale Your Startup Globally?

What Does it Take to Scale Your Startup Globally?

What is it like to build a new accelerator program from scratch? We asked our Program Director Dr. Christopher Smolka about the brand new German Accelerator program “Kickstart International” that prepares young German startups for international expansion. The two-week...